|Member of the South Carolina Senate
from the 37th district
March 20, 1964 |
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
Grooms grew up in the small town of St. Stephen, South Carolina and after graduating from high school went on to receive a degree from Clemson University. He is married to Carol Grooms and is the father of three boys.
After college Grooms started a convenience store business, which he successfully expanded into a chain of gas stations throughout low-country South Carolina.
Grooms was first elected to the State Senate in 1997 as a Republican, and has maintained a strongly conservative voting record throughout his tenure.
He firmly opposes gay marriage, stating “I firmly believe marriage is between one man and one woman – and I will fight to defend traditional marriage against every attack." 
2010 Gubernatorial candidacy
Notes and references
- Larry Grooms for Congress
- South Carolina Legislature - Senator Larry Grooms official SC Senate website
- Project Vote Smart - Senator :Larry Grooms(SC) profile
- Follow the Money - Larry Grooms